The Fennimore Common Council has approved
a contract with the union that represents police
officers with the city’s police department.
It covers one police sergeant and three officers,
and is retroactive to January 1st.
The four members of the police department will
be getting a 37-cent per hour pay hike.
Fennimore City Clerk Margaret Sprague says
there are also some language changes in the
areas of pension, health insurance and sick
Under the previous contract, officers paid
one-half of the employee share of the
contribution toward their pension.
The new contract says officers will now cover
the full employee pension contribution.
And under the previous contract, officers
paid 7% of the cost of their health insurance
premium. The new contract says the four
members of the Fennimore Police Department
will pay 7.5% of that premium cost. The city
pays the remaining 92.5%